Steven Johnson Jr.
What brought you to KU: I became attracted to the University of Kansas because of it's prestigious reputation. Growing up a Jayhawk fan, and having family who attended the institution, KU always had a special place in my heart. When looking for full-time employment, I was looking for a great professional opportunity and desired to be closer to home. I found community and professional investment in KU from my first interview and that has remain consistent throughout.
What is your most exciting experience working with KU Student Housing: Mentoring and coaching student leaders into being role models in our housing and campus community has been most rewarding. Watching as my students implement amazing programs and student engagements has been such a fulfilling part of my experience. I find daily that as I am able to help students co-create their own objectives/learning goals, they are more successful as students and whole beings.
How do you help make KU a more socially just space: As a member of the Committee for Inclusion, my role is to assist our team in doing work that meets the needs of all who are a part of this community. We focus on giving voice to marginalized populations, educating about social justice topics, and providing training and materials for staff to use when engaging in their roles. We are learners and that helps us to be better educators.